Alibi V.25 No.45 • Nov 10-16, 2016 
The Handsome Family (Rennie Sparks, Brett Sparks)

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Sweethearts of the Rodeo

Get your mind off wintertime, rock ain’t goin’ nowhere

With a plethora of performances elucidating Americana's rising popularity and intense musicality, Burqueños y Burqueñas have an opportunity to get in on the succession of sound in the popular post-rock world.
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Wearing Only Flowers

Big Head Todd and the Monsters • alternative, blues

After more than 30 years of touring and with an almost cultlike following of mountain-sprung funk fairies gamboling along with them, Big Head Todd and the Monsters are a jam band, which is a very American thing. Their music—distilled by determination, a deep groove and driving around the mountain West and Left Coast in a van called “the Colonel”—is pretty, pretty good

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